The Abbey Newsletter

Volume 14, Number 1
Feb 1990


ALA's Third Resolution on Permanent Paper

The American Library Association passed resolutions endorsing the use of permanent paper in 1980 (AN July 1980, p. 30) and 1988 (AN Feb. 1988, p. 30). On January 10, 1990, the Council of the ALA adopted another resolution, urging the following actions by the Association:

  1. Encourage passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of H.J.Res. 226 and final enactment of a national policy on permanent paper;
  2. Support completion of an ISO international standard on permanent paper based on a revision of the U.S. standard;
  3. Stimulate and endorse state legislation requiring the use of permanent paper for appropriate state and local government publications and documents; and
  4. Continue to promote a standard and universal practice of indicating the nature of the paper in books, publications, and where appropriate, documents.

A chronology of significant events relevant to the use or promotion of permanent paper during 1988 and 1989 is appended. (Most of all of them will be familiar to readers of this newsletter.)

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